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Board of Directors

Equestrian Canada

Apply by 5/31/2024

Posted 4 weeks ago



Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Job Description

Subject to any increase or decrease by the Board within the minimum and maximum as set out in the Articles, the number of Directors to be elected at an annual meeting shall be the number of Directors whose terms expire in the same year as the election. Three (3) positions will be for a three (3) year term ending in 2027. 

Term Limits: Per Bylaw Article 4.9

Current Directors can be eligible for re-election, but no Director may serve for more than three (3) consecutive three-year terms. Fulfilling an incomplete term is not considered part of the term limit. Directors shall serve staggered terms to balance continuity with new perspective.


You should be prepared to devote approximately 20 hours monthly to the Board, including monthly tele/video conference meetings, potentially one face-to-face board meeting, committee work and other duties. If elected, attendance at the board meetings must set as a personal priority and engaged participation in committee work is critical for the success of EC. Please review the , EC Bylaws Opens in a new window. EC Governance Manual Opens in a new window, EC Code of Conduct & Ethics Opens in a new window, and the Canada Not For Profit Act Opens in a new window to become familiar with both the EC governance and operations when applying.

Competency of Nominees

All nominations shall be reviewed by the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall provide the Category Members with a list of candidate Directors, taking into consideration the required skills and diverse needs of Equestrian Canada, the community it serves and a balance of new and experienced Directors. Some of the skills desirable, but not limited to, include competency in digital communication, technology, fund raising, marketing, sport development, coaching, competition, risk management, governance, and finance. The Nominating Committee shall adhere to Board approved policies respecting the requirements to ensure appropriate diversity, independence, and the need for athlete representation on the Board.

The list of candidate Directors shall exceed the number of vacant positions by at least one and at most three (3) persons. No candidate may be eligible for election as a director unless such candidate has been reviewed by the Nominating Committee and included on this list of candidates to the Category Voting Members. The Nominating Committee reserves the right to follow up and verify the accuracy of all information in the application.

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Qualifications Required

  1. Letter of Interest
    (maximum one page – 500 words) including why you would like to serve on the EC Board along with the skills and value you feel you would bring to the Board and organization;
  1. CV (maximum five (5) pages) must include contact information, education, work experience, volunteer/community service experience, language, technical and soft skills; CVs will be publicly circulated to the Nominating Committee and, if selected as a successful candidate during the election process, it will be presented to the Category Voting Members at the voting stage; therefore, please consider personal/confidential information within your CV before submitting with your Candidate Application Package;
  1. Complete Skill Matrix – upon submission of your Director Application Package (Letter of Interest, CV, Nomination & Acceptance Form) you will receive a skills matrix via email. The skills matrix lists many of the skills that are assets when serving as a director. You will be required to evaluate yourself using the skills matrix and return the completed matrix to [email protected] within the time period stipulated in the email;

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